Saturday, 25 December 2010

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Vogue on Vogue

vogue cover mashup

What a great idea to celebrate a years worth of magazines! Layers and layers of Vogue covers have been mixed together to produce these really quite beautiful images. Might have to try it with my own magazines! Don't you just love photoshop layers?

Thursday, 16 December 2010

willow dress


I've had a bit of an obsession lately with the willow pattern, but looks like someone else did too. Wish I knew who to credit for this amazing dress. Careful when you sit down!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

edible fashion

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No need to worry any more if hunger strikes when you're out and about, just eat your clothes! Or the work of South Korean artist Sung Yeonju. Try a delicious dress of tomatoes, eggplant or bananas, or if you're just a little peckish - a mushroom top!

There is also a prawn corset but that one makes me feel a little sick.


Monday, 6 December 2010

2011 calendar

our 2011 calendar

Our 2011 calendar is now available from our redbubble store for $27.50. This year it's a beautiful collection of rockpool photographs shot around Eastern Sydney!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

annie leibovitz

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This weekend we checked out the Annie Leibovitz exhibition at the MCA in Sydney. A photographers life 1990 - 2005 was a great mix of Leibovitz's personal and professional work. It must have been so hard putting this exhibition together, narrowing down the selection, there is so much great work to choose from. The exhibition runs until the 27th March and is well worth a look if you are in Sydney.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Kanako Yaguchi

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I love stumbling on random prettiness on the internet. This week I cam across the work of Kanako Yaguchi a paper artist in Japan. Her paper stencils and kirigami are just beautiful!

Friday, 26 November 2010

competition

rtisan giveaway

There are only a few days left to enter a fabulous blog giveaway this month over on i do it yourself so don't miss out on a gorgeous feather fascinator. Enter here.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

british hairdressing awards

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Some days I do miss being part of the British Hairdressing industry in London, especially when I see amazing images like these. Created by of my favourite hairdressers, Angelo Seminara, who was crowned British Hairdresser of the Year recently. Yay Angelo!

Friday, 12 November 2010

happy weekend

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Saturday, 23 October 2010

top dog

Yeay! Scampi won the doggie competition today (with this pic). He won himself a weeks luxury accommodation at a doggie resort complete with pool, beds, themed rooms and his own big screen TV. Perhaps we should go and leave him at home.

Friday, 22 October 2010

broken things

Livia Marin Broken Things

I'm loving this gorgeous work by Chilean artist Livia Marin. For her exhibition, Broken Things, Marin sculpted these everyday objects of cups, bowls and plates and reworked them with cracks and crevices. The fractures representing loss, but in repairing and keeping the object she stresses the relationship of care and continuation. My favourites have to be these seemingly ordinary objects that appear melted. Beautiful.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

look who made the local paper

scampi in the paper

Our baby has made the local paper (third one down) and he's a finalist in our councils doggie competition! Not surprising for such a pretty boy. :)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

we're a talented bunch

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I'm sure at some time or other you've googled your name to see what comes up. Im always surprised to see just how many people with my name are artists and designers. So here are some talented JBells! Google your name and see what comes up!

Credits top to bottom:
Jennifer Bell illustrator
Jenn Bell artist
Jenny Bell artist
Jennifer Bell desinger



Wednesday, 6 October 2010

frenchie fun

frenchie t-shirts

It's about time our little man was immortalised on a t-shirt, so here are a couple of new designs for all you french bulldog fans. They are also available in kids and baby sizes and even come as stickers! Available from our redbubble store.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

colourful reading

bookshelf spectrum, revisited

Some days I feel like buying loads of books just so I can colour co-ordinate them like this. Who knows with the ipad, kindel and internet maybe this is the only thing we'll use books for soon.

Friday, 17 September 2010

friday fun

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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

felt like something new

we're now on felt

We're now on felt! Creative Monsoon has joined New Zealand handmade site felt.co.nz so we can get our groovy kiwi t shirts and photography out there. Check out our new online store.

Monday, 13 September 2010

kitchen update

new kitchen

So very nearly there! Just a few finishing touches and the new kitchen is done. Here is little Scampi standing guard of his favourite room in the house.

Friday, 10 September 2010

lens pets

lenspets

Wow! What a great idea these are. We're always dancing around trying to get kids to look at the camera. These little handmade lens pets are made to order to fit your lens or camera, a great idea for pros and mums and dads. From Mandee Franee Designs.

Friday, 27 August 2010

glamour frenchie

glamour frenchie

Scampi and I are home alone this weekend while daddy heads off to NZ. How about a pretty pink glamour shoot while he's away? he he he

Pics: Glamour Dogs by Catherine Ledner, Maria Dawlat, via Martha Stewart, unknown.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

finishing touches

chalkboard spice racks

Just doing the finishing touches to the kitchen now and one thing I have always wanted in a chalkboard spice rack! After no luck finding a nice reasonably priced frame, plan B is magnetic paint and then a top coat of chalkboard paint on a section of wall. Will let you know how it goes.


Saturday, 31 July 2010

kitchen update


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We finally have a kitchen top!! Hooray! And the plumber even came round and hooked up the dishwasher AND the sink. How nice is it not to have to do the dishes in the bathroom!? And Im loving the look of the new smeg appliances, cant wait for the cook top to be hooked up. We've been getting stuck into the painting this weekend, and despite a major drama at one point when the enamal paint spilt all over the new bench and dishwasher, its all ok, and all coming together now.

Friday, 23 July 2010

new floors

new floor

One big job down, all the floors are now done. Hooray! Just a little more work to finish the wall off and the kitchen bench top is in production. Getting there.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

more renovation progress


The new flooring has gone down today which should make a huge difference. Most of the plastering work is done, just a bit to finish off. Now we're just waiting for our kitchen bench top to be fitted, probably next week.

Friday, 16 July 2010

happy weekend

Lets hope its not another wet weekend. At least Mr Tea Cup Pig is prepared though.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

new kitchen progress


After a completely disastrous start to the week with the builder not showing up and the kitchen company trying to change install dates. The wall between the kitchen and lounge is now gone. One big job done, two to go!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Friday, 9 July 2010

happy weekend

Happy weekend everyone, remember to take time to smile and laugh.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

features

featured on etsy
featured on madeit and the indie bride

We've been getting a few nice little mentions around the place for 'i do' it yourself at the moment that I want to share. Etsy featured our tie the knot save the date in their weekly newsletter and on their blog. Madeit added our hummingbird invitation to their newsletter, and the Indie Bride featured a few products on their blog. Thanks everyone.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

border patrol

Another favourite ad of mine at the moment. Click here to view.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Min Woo Bang

Another favourite from the Wynne prize this year, Min Woo Bang and his beautiful misty acrylic landscape paintings.

Monday, 28 June 2010

cut out maps



Here's a little something I stumbled onto today, beautiful Paris and London maps based on an original paper cut design. For sale through Famillie Summerbelle. I might have to pick up one of these, gorgeous!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

nude


Another pretty packaging find this month I wanted to share. I just love these cute cubes from Nude. Simple, minimalist design for a lovely range.

Friday, 25 June 2010

No I haven't seen your lipstick...

... and I don't appreciate your insinuation that I am some how involved in its disappearance. Happy weekend everyone!